Yew Tree Cottage

Hay-on-Wye, Herefordshire (Ref. 928177)

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  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio

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  • “This is one of our favourite holiday cottages.”

    Our second visit and every bit as clean, comfortable and cosy as we remembered, and such a beautiful setting.

    Our second visit and every bit as clean, comfortable and cosy as we remembered, and such a beautiful setting.

    - Mrs Slater, November 2019

The property

Hay-on-Wye 1.2 miles.

A quaint detached cottage, perched on the hillside, with distant views across the valley and just a 5 minute drive from Hay-on-Wye.

A perfect base for a couple or a small family looking to enjoy the literary hustle and bustle of Hay-on-Wye, the stunning surrounding countryside, yet still being able to retreat to a tranquil and idyllic cottage.

Set over two floors, there are two bedrooms and a bathroom.

A light and airy kitchen area leads into an sitting/dining area, with comfy seating, a cosy woodburner and far-reaching views out across the tree tops and the valley.

Outside, you can sit on the veranda or on the raised lawns to the side of the property, relaxing in the peace and quiet, and enjoy the views across the valley.

As the garden drops down, nature takes over and the garden is a haven for wildlife, including local ground nesting birds.

Hay-on-Wye, as the name suggests, sits on the River Wye, a popular recreational river that meanders through a stunning and diverse countryside.

The town is famous for its second-hand and antique book shops, along with the hugely popular literary festival.

However, Hay is a charming and interesting town to visit at all times of the year.

You are ideally placed to explore the stunning Black Mountains and the National Park.

Why not take one of the many footpaths up Hay Bluff, a prominent hill that crosses the border of Wales and England, with a flat summit and panoramic views across the town of Hay and the Wye Valley, and enjoy a walk along the ridge to Black Hill?

Alternatively, take a short drive to the stunning natural lake at Llangorse, where you can enjoy lakeside walks or take a trip out on the pedaloes.

The area offers numerous outdoor activities such as canoeing at Glasbury, on the River Wye, as well as popular salmon or coarse fishing nearby.

Take time out and go pony trekking to see the Black Mountains and Radnorshire Hills.

Hay-on-Wye is also on the northern edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park, opening up even more days out exploring the fabulous mountains in the park.

Slightly further afield, there is Builth Wells, with the Royal Welsh Showground, that hosts various annual events.

Perhaps take a trip to the popular cathedral city of Hereford, and enjoy a day at the racecourse on the edge of the city.

An idyllic retreat on a wooded hillside, just five minutes’ drive from Hay-on-Wye, perfect for couples and small families looking to enjoy the diverse countryside and the tranquillity of the cottage with cosy woodburner, far-reaching views and a sun trap of a garden.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner.
  • Oil central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, TV with Freeview, DVD
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed, side raised lawned garden, plus front patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.2 miles
  • Note: There is a small step up into the bathroom
  • Note: There is a low door to the double bedroom
  • Note: Cottage accessed down three steps and there's a drop from the patio to a lawned path
  • Note: Water is from an underground spring and goes through two filter systems and a purification system before it can be used.

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About the location


Hereford 20 miles.

Hay-on-Wye, renowned for its world-famous Hay Festival of Literature, lies on the Welsh/English border, and is a popular destination for book-lovers or holidaymakers wishing to enjoy the leisure activities and beautiful scenery of the Wye Valley. This ancient market town lies on the River Wye in the Brecon Beacons National Park, and is renowned for its many book shops, antique shops, restaurants and cafes. Hay-on-Wye is surrounded by spectacular countryside, which provides excellent walking, cycling, bird watching, fishing and canoeing, together with a variety of tourist attractions, including the Brecon Beacons, Black Mountains, The Three Castles Walk, Eastnor Castle, the Offa's Dyke Path, the Mortimer Trail and the lovely walk to Hergest Ridge, the inspiration for the music of both Elgar and Mike Oldfield. The epitome of picturesque England, the ancient city of Hereford lies 20 miles away, with its magnificent cathedral with famous chained library and Mappa Mundi, and medieval bridge over the winding River Wye. A supremely appealing all year round holiday destination.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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